Marian Runk

(Cartoonist - The Fish & The Monkey)

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Marian Runk


Marian fled Texas for the Midwest at the age of 17 and isnt sure she's ever leaving. She makes comics, paper, and books from scratch. She has been both an ornithologist and a ballerina-in-training, but most recently received an M.F.A. in "Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts" from Columbia College Chicago. Her self-published comics The Fish and the Monkey, Best Friends, and Inbox are available at comics shops in Chicago, Brooklyn, and on the internet. Please visit to view her recent work and news!